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by: Sophia

As beautiful as Malaysia may sound, it also has its drawbacks. The most apparent one will be the petty crime rate. Snatch thieves and robbers roam the streets in search of their next victim and unfortunately, there is not enough man power in the law enforcement to curb that. However do not let that dampen your spirits as there are ways to avoid from becoming an unsuspecting victim.

One of the most common incidents would be snatch thieves. They will ride their motorcycles close to the pedestrian crossing and pavement then snatch handbags from the innocent pedestrian. The best possible way to avoid being a victim is to tuck your wallets into the front pocket of your pants or else strap them onto your body by using one of those travel pouches that you can hide under your shirt. Do not leave your important documents, cash and credit cards in the pouch or hand bag as these sneaky thieves are able to snatch just about anything from your hands. If you are walking on a sidewalk, carry your bag facing inwards away from the road. That way, the snatch thieves would have difficulty trying to manoeuvre around your body to grab it.

In some cases, these thieves might use force and to avoid injury and further harm, we advise that you comply with their demands. It is better to lose possessions rather than to end up with stitches during your holiday.

Other ways to avoid falling prey to these petty criminals is to just watch your back. Take heed not to walk around the dark alleys and quiet streets alone during the early hours of the morning because you will never know what to expect. Carry less cash and dress down on your accessories as these are valuable items which attracts sly creatures. Be alert and remember your life is more precious than your possessions. With that in mind, you will do just fine.

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About The Author

Sophia, Writer for Malaysia
Sophia writes for Streetdirectory Malaysia. Robert J. Steiner manages & is an online gifts and flower site in Malaysia. Sophia is a music graduate from Trinity College London. In between classes, she still finds time to write movie and music reviews for various online and print publications. Now venturing into travel writing, she is able to blend both her passion for wordplay with her passion for travel. 

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